A 19-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago student allegedly said he was reenacting scenes from "50 Shades of Grey" with a consenting fellow student, but prosecutors say he is guilty of sex assault.
Freshman Mohammad Hossain, 19, allegedly took a 19-year-old female student to his dorm room on Saturday, according to the Chicago Tribune.
From the Tribune:
Once inside his dorm, in the 900 block of West Harrison Street, Hossain allegedly asked the woman to remove her clothing and she did, keeping on her bra and underwear, Karr said. He then bound her hands above her head and to a bed with a belt, used another belt to bind her legs and stuffed a necktie into her mouth, Karr said.
Hossain used a knit cap to cover the woman's eyes, Karr said, and removed the woman's bra and underwear. He then began striking the woman with a belt.
Prosecutors said the woman started crying and pleaded for Hossain to stop, DNA Info reports.
The woman broke free from the restraints, prosecutors said, but Hossain allegedly held her arms down and sexually assaulted her.
She later reported the incident to police.
When he was arrested on Saturday, Hossain allegedly told cops he was acting out scenes from '50 Shades.'
Students on campus told WGN they were perplexed by the story.
"It’s crazy that he would allow a movie to make him do something like that or even make him think that it’s okay to do something like that to another person,” UIC student Monet Felton told the station.
BEFORE YOU GO
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place